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Rice Krispies Treats® Candy Corn

Shape these Rice Krispies Treats® into brightly colored candy corn, by patting the colored cereal mixtures into a round cake pan and, then, cutting into wedges.

  • Servings: 12
  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hour

    INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • Yellow and orange food coloring
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • Canned white frosting
  • 1/2 cup yellow M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 1/3 cup orange M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 1/4 cup brown M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies

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DIRECTIONS

1. In medium saucepan melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat. Add 20 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Tint with yellow food coloring.

2. Add 3 cups of the KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 1 1/2-inch-wide ring along sides of 9-inch round baking pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 using 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter, 13 of the remaining marshmallows, the orange food coloring and 2 cups of the remaining cereal. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 1 1/2-inch-wide ring inside of the yellow ring in baking pan.

5. Repeat steps 1 and 2 using the remaining butter, remaining marshmallows and remaining cereal. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into center of orange ring. Cool.

6. Tint a portion of the frosting yellow (if desired). Spread frosting over the yellow cereal mixture. Tint another portion of the frosting orange (if desired). Spread frosting over the orange cereal mixture. Spread white frosting over the center cereal mixture.

7. Arrange candies in concentric circles on top of frosting, placing yellow candies on the yellow portion, orange candies on the orange portion and brown candies in the center. Cut into 12 wedges. Best if served the same day.


MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
In microwave-safe bowl heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and 20 of the marshmallows at high for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Tint with yellow food coloring. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. In another microwave-safe bowl heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter and 13 of the remaining marshmallows at high for 1 minute and 20 seconds, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Tint with orange food coloring. Add 2 cups of the remaining cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 1 1/2-inch-wide ring inside of the yellow ring in baking pan. In a third microwave-safe bowl heat the remaining butter and remaining marshmallows at high for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Add remaining cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press into center of orange ring. Cool. Continue as directed above in steps 6 and 7. Microwave cooking times may vary.


VARIATION
In large saucepan melt all of the butter over low heat. Add all of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add 6 cups KELLOGG’S COCOA KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 9-inch round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Continue as directed above in steps 6 and 7, except spread yellow frosting in a 1 1/2-inch-wide ring along the outside edge of the cereal mixture, spread orange frosting in a 1 1/2-inch-wide ring inside of the yellow ring and spread white frosting in the center circle.

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